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 Butt Of Ale Inn, Salisbury


Butt Of Ale Inn
Sunnyhill Rd

Tel: 01722 411339
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Anthony and family
Lucky we booked,,,the place was full..didnt have to wait too long and i was pleasently surprised at the cost at the end of a cracking meal,
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Excellent pub
After a brief closure following the departure of Jane, the Butt of Ale has re-opened under new management. I have to say the food, and service, far surpasses previous meals that I have had at the pub. We have been there several times and when we walk in and we are shown to our table, orders for food and drinks are taken in an extremely professional yet friendly manner.

Whether you decide to visit the pub for a quick drink, a few drinks or a nice meal the atmosphere is always welcoming - with nice music and a smile to greet you from behind the bar. They seem to stock a wide range of drinks, including several ales (I would personally recommend a nice pint of Doombar).

We were there on the Sunday that Mrs Brosnan visited the pub and being regulars at the pub, we were not expecting to see Paul's carvery as he left approximately two months ago. Admittedly there were a couple issues on that day, but both the starter (garlic breaded mushrooms) and the dessert (New York vanilla cheesecake) that I had were fantastic. Multiple visits to the pub since and raving reviews from other regulars have proved that any problems on that Sunday were minor hiccups and a onetime thing; and certainly do not bear any resemblance to how things have been since or a sign of things to come.

I rather think the comment from Mrs Brosnan (even basic standards of wiping down the windows ledge free from a variety of insects!) is rather harsh, extremely exaggerated and to be taken with a pinch of salt as all aspects of the pub seem to be kept up to a high standard of cleanliness and you can even see your face in the brass at the bar!!

The new management seem to be doing a brilliant job, with steak night on Tuesdays, quiz night on Wednesdays and the roast on Sundays - and with promises of more to come as word spreads of this brilliant pub I think it might be advisble to book for meals.

Good luck Alex and Rich - see you for many more meals in the future!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Great food great service
Just been to there for Sunday lunch, everything was great!! Good choice of meat and plenty of veg, even my daughter ate hers and she is the fussiest eater i know. Rich and Alex the managers are very friendly and accommodating, will defiantly be returning .
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Mark aston
Great sunday lunch
Went to the butt of ale for Sunday lunch very welcoming atmosphere was greeted and shown to table ordered food and in very little time food arrived was great Sunday lunch and great service to the bar maid was freindly and polite I can't wait to go back and will recommend to others
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Rating: rosettes

tony and kim
We went up on sunday too,,luckily enough we weren't expecting to see Paul or his carvery as they went over a month ago.The pub did close its doors for a short while but is now under new management..In ALL fairness Sunday could have ran a bit smoother, all six of us had a 3 course meal, whilst we did have timing problems between courses these were forgot after a few beers.We have been back on monday for lunch and tuesday for the steak night,,with no complaints.We will all be going back again and have no problem in recommending them to anyone...they are very accommodating see you wednesday for quiz night....
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Friday, May 20, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Brosnan
Very dissapointing visit, we where expecting our usual fabulous carvery from chef paul, only to find out that the pub has changed hands,,,,,,so ok, lets give it a try.
Fairly busy as we walked in, good sign, ordered drinks @ the bar, issues with the barrel, ok, happens,....seated @ our table, waitress takes order by writing on palm of hand!!....ok.....starter arrives, to our horror looks like & tastes like iceland food!!! (& no cajun dip in sight as discribed just a dish of mayo?)...50 minutes later still no main course.... & people whom i thought had eaten theirs , food was just arriving! & parties of people around us not getting their food all @ the same time.
We decided to pay & leave , & forgo the pork roast as the couple next to us had beening waiting 1hour 20 minutes for not even a sniff of food!....... I got the feeling the new management really had no idea what great food & great customer service means! & even basic standards of wiping down the windows ledge free from a variety of insects! i wish them good luck, & i very much doubt they will last very long in this establishment.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

The Butt of Ale is now re-opened with new managers in. They are lovely, very attentif and helpful. The service is very good!! Would definately recommend
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Mark Callow
Had a cracking Sunday carvery and our son had the best sausages and chips I've seen in a pub (proper high percentage meat bangers). Excellent value - only 8 for the carvery and chef has not missed his calling - a master craftsman of food! Will definitely be returning now we've found this place.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Joe Black
Food is fantastic
Savoy trained Paul really does the business. He does the best Sunday Carvery in town! His theme nights on a Tuesday are to die for....having tried Mexican, Oriental, Italian and Asian my favourite is Thai!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Jo Smith
Wonderful food, friendly warm service, hurrah for this lovely pub. Tuesday nights grub is themed, tonight was Thai, absolutely gorgeous. Booking advisable as the word gets out about this fab pub.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Kim Downer
Open Again!
The Butt of Ale has opened again and I have to say that the food is wonderful! The partition is back so you should not be bothered by unruly people while you enjoy your meal and the new Landlord is charming and very professional. You can be sure of a warm welcome...by the way if you want to book a meal the telephone number is now 01722 411339. Meals are currently available Thursday to Sunday at lunchtimes but evening meals will be starting soon.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Local pub for local people
Loud, veteran locals await you in this pub. However, should you find a seat, the service and beer cannot be faulted.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Mike Venczel
Friendly Pub with great views
Great food and great managers. Eaten their food and was very impressed. These people Shane and Michele really care about their customers and reputation. I would recommend it to anyone from abroad or living in the UK
Saturday, June 4, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Paul Ford
The pub is open again
Now open with decent beer and good food
Friday, June 3, 2005
Rating: rosettes

closed probably not to reopen
Sunday, November 7, 2004
Rating: No rosettes

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Butt Of Ale Inn
Sunnyhill Rd

Tel: 01722 411339
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